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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Iraq 2021

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Iraq?


Average Monthly Salary
3,060,000 IQD
( 36,700,000 IQD yearly)

LOW
640,000
IQD
AVERAGE
3,060,000
IQD
HIGH
9,150,000
IQD

A person working in Health and Medical in Iraq typically earns around 3,060,000 IQD per month. Salaries range from 640,000 IQD (lowest average) to 9,150,000 IQD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Health and Medical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician4,230,000 IQD
Acute Care Nurse2,010,000 IQD
Administrative Director3,510,000 IQD
Admitting Clerk674,000 IQD
Admitting Manager2,000,000 IQD
Admitting Officer1,540,000 IQD
Advanced Nutrition Aide2,990,000 IQD
Advanced Practice Provider2,850,000 IQD
Allergist3,860,000 IQD
Ambulance Dispatcher1,590,000 IQD
Ambulance Driver1,470,000 IQD
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,810,000 IQD
Ambulatory Services Director3,340,000 IQD
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor3,850,000 IQD
Anesthesia Technician2,410,000 IQD
Anesthesiologist6,600,000 IQD
Anesthesiology Assistant2,300,000 IQD
Assistant Director of Nursing3,140,000 IQD
Assistant Occupational Therapist1,720,000 IQD
Assistant Optometrist1,880,000 IQD
Assistant Physical Therapist1,610,000 IQD
Audiologist3,790,000 IQD
Behavioral Health Specialist2,320,000 IQD
Biomedical Engineering Director2,800,000 IQD
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,480,000 IQD
Breast Center Manager6,300,000 IQD
Cardiac Technician1,430,000 IQD
Cardiology Manager6,320,000 IQD
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist2,530,000 IQD
Cardiovascular Specialist8,610,000 IQD
Cardiovascular Technologist3,280,000 IQD
Care Assistant1,440,000 IQD
Care Coordinator1,030,000 IQD
Caregiver1,130,000 IQD
Case Manager2,290,000 IQD
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,730,000 IQD
Charge Entry Specialist1,930,000 IQD
Chief of Psychology6,580,000 IQD
Chief of Surgery9,460,000 IQD
Chiropractor2,540,000 IQD
Clinic Assistant1,420,000 IQD
Clinic Manager3,090,000 IQD
Clinic Navigator1,400,000 IQD
Clinical Application Specialist1,890,000 IQD
Clinical Biochemist3,680,000 IQD
Clinical Cytogeneticist3,140,000 IQD
Clinical Data Reviewer1,890,000 IQD
Clinical Development Specialist2,370,000 IQD
Clinical Director5,660,000 IQD
Clinical Field Associate1,900,000 IQD
Clinical Genetic Technologist3,020,000 IQD
Clinical Microbiologist4,150,000 IQD
Clinical Molecular Geneticist3,470,000 IQD
Clinical Neuropsychologist4,260,000 IQD
Clinical Policy Developer1,860,000 IQD
Clinical Psychologist6,740,000 IQD
Clinical Research Coordinator2,410,000 IQD
Clinical Scientist4,270,000 IQD
Clinical Social Worker1,640,000 IQD
CME Specialist3,340,000 IQD
Coding Practice Manager2,520,000 IQD
Community Relations Manager2,270,000 IQD
Company Nurse1,340,000 IQD
Correctional Treatment Specialist3,920,000 IQD
Counseling Psychologist5,010,000 IQD
Credentialing Analyst1,780,000 IQD
Critical Care Nurse1,930,000 IQD
CT Technologist1,890,000 IQD
Cytogenetic Technologist2,830,000 IQD
Data Coordinator991,000 IQD
Dental Assistant1,420,000 IQD
Dental Hygienist1,350,000 IQD
Dental Laboratory Technician1,320,000 IQD
Dental Receptionist1,110,000 IQD
Dental Technician1,350,000 IQD
Dental Therapist2,050,000 IQD
Dentist5,180,000 IQD
Dermatologist6,300,000 IQD
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer2,380,000 IQD
Dietetic Technician1,470,000 IQD
Dietitian4,180,000 IQD
Director of Medical Staff Services3,830,000 IQD
Discharge Coordinator950,000 IQD
Dispensing Optician1,970,000 IQD
District Nurse1,770,000 IQD
Doctor5,590,000 IQD
Dosimetrist2,680,000 IQD
EKG Technician1,980,000 IQD
Emergency Department Physician4,680,000 IQD
Emergency Management Director5,170,000 IQD
Emergency Response Specialist2,080,000 IQD
Emergency Services Director5,700,000 IQD
Endodontist6,190,000 IQD
Endoscopic Assistant1,760,000 IQD
Endoscopy Technician1,640,000 IQD
Enterostomal Therapist2,650,000 IQD
Epidemiologist3,630,000 IQD
ER Registration Supervisor1,420,000 IQD
Exercise Physiologist4,960,000 IQD
Family Nurse Practitioner1,990,000 IQD
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,700,000 IQD
Food Services Director2,720,000 IQD
Forensic Pathologist5,580,000 IQD
General Medical Practitioner4,190,000 IQD
Genetic Counselor3,440,000 IQD
Head Nurse2,060,000 IQD
Health Compliance Director5,200,000 IQD
Health Economist5,350,000 IQD
Health Information Manager2,570,000 IQD
Health Services Manager4,420,000 IQD
Health Systems Specialist2,470,000 IQD
Health Technologist2,780,000 IQD
Health Unit Coordinator1,490,000 IQD
Healthcare Assistant1,580,000 IQD
Healthcare Consultant2,980,000 IQD
Healthcare Data Analyst2,150,000 IQD
Hearing Aid Specialist2,180,000 IQD
Histotechnologist2,550,000 IQD
Home Health Aide1,600,000 IQD
Home Health Scheduler1,110,000 IQD
Home Nurse1,660,000 IQD
ICU Registered Nurse1,750,000 IQD
Immunologist4,020,000 IQD
Industrial Hygienist2,640,000 IQD
Infection Control Coordinator1,930,000 IQD
Infection Control Practitioner4,220,000 IQD
Infection Preventionist3,040,000 IQD
Informatics Nurse Specialist1,790,000 IQD
Informatics Practice Specialist2,320,000 IQD
Intake Coordinator1,030,000 IQD
Internist6,850,000 IQD
Interventional Radiographer3,280,000 IQD
Interventionist6,590,000 IQD
Invasive Cardiologist8,820,000 IQD
Lab Assistant1,590,000 IQD
Laboratory Manager2,960,000 IQD
Laboratory Technician1,560,000 IQD
Lead Patient Account Representative1,860,000 IQD
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)1,670,000 IQD
Low Vision Therapist3,480,000 IQD
Mammography Technician1,600,000 IQD
Managed Care Assistant1,050,000 IQD
Maternity Services Director4,990,000 IQD
MDS Coordinator1,900,000 IQD
Medical Administrator2,250,000 IQD
Medical Assistant1,080,000 IQD
Medical Biller1,080,000 IQD
Medical Billing Clerk869,000 IQD
Medical Billing Specialist1,790,000 IQD
Medical Coder1,420,000 IQD
Medical Courier1,110,000 IQD
Medical Director4,600,000 IQD
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager2,130,000 IQD
Medical Equipment Preparer1,680,000 IQD
Medical Forms Designer1,330,000 IQD
Medical Insurance Manager3,400,000 IQD
Medical Office Administrator1,860,000 IQD
Medical Office Assistant1,380,000 IQD
Medical Office Manager3,520,000 IQD
Medical Policy Manager3,010,000 IQD
Medical Policy Specialist1,840,000 IQD
Medical Project Coordinator1,400,000 IQD
Medical Records Administrator1,370,000 IQD
Medical Records Clerk672,000 IQD
Medical Records Coding Manager2,500,000 IQD
Medical Records Director2,900,000 IQD
Medical Records Transcriptionist1,100,000 IQD
Medical Scribe1,580,000 IQD
Medical Secretary1,150,000 IQD
Medical Staff Services Specialist2,130,000 IQD
Medical Technologist1,780,000 IQD
Medication Aide1,580,000 IQD
Mental Health Aide1,670,000 IQD
Mental Health Nurse1,850,000 IQD
Mental Health Technician1,610,000 IQD
Mental Health Therapst3,780,000 IQD
Mental Health Worker1,730,000 IQD
Mobile Phlebotomist1,270,000 IQD
MRI Technologist1,660,000 IQD
Music Therapist2,390,000 IQD
Naturopathic Physician6,110,000 IQD
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner2,330,000 IQD
Neonatologist4,400,000 IQD
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,650,000 IQD
Neurologist6,340,000 IQD
Neurophysiology Technologist1,780,000 IQD
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,480,000 IQD
Nuclear Medical Technician2,310,000 IQD
Nuclear Medicine Physician5,450,000 IQD
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist2,300,000 IQD
Nurse1,740,000 IQD
Nurse Educator2,030,000 IQD
Nurse Midwife2,100,000 IQD
Nurse Practitioner1,980,000 IQD
Nursing Assistant1,450,000 IQD
Nursing Coordinator1,900,000 IQD
Nursing Director3,840,000 IQD
Nursing Services Instructor1,850,000 IQD
Nursing Supervisor2,470,000 IQD
Nutrition Assistant1,670,000 IQD
Nutrition Services Aide2,090,000 IQD
Obstetrician / Gynecologist5,940,000 IQD
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,790,000 IQD
Occupational Health Advisor3,130,000 IQD
Occupational Health Safety Specialist3,030,000 IQD
Occupational Therapist2,800,000 IQD
Oncology Specialty Representative2,110,000 IQD
Operating Room Scheduler1,540,000 IQD
Operating Room Services Director4,780,000 IQD
Ophthalmic Assistant1,860,000 IQD
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,870,000 IQD
Ophthalmologist4,500,000 IQD
Optician3,720,000 IQD
Optometrist4,540,000 IQD
Oral Surgeon6,310,000 IQD
Orthodontic Assistant1,400,000 IQD
Orthodontist6,410,000 IQD
Orthopedic Technician1,780,000 IQD
Orthoptist4,670,000 IQD
Orthotist4,680,000 IQD
Pathology Assistant1,680,000 IQD
Patient Account Represenatative1,610,000 IQD
Patient Care Coordinator2,130,000 IQD
Patient Care Manager3,220,000 IQD
Patient Care Services Executive2,560,000 IQD
Patient Care Technician1,590,000 IQD
Patient Management Coordinator1,490,000 IQD
Patient Registrar1,180,000 IQD
Patient Relations Manager2,830,000 IQD
Patient Representative1,600,000 IQD
Patient Safety Manager2,680,000 IQD
Patient Safety Specialist2,250,000 IQD
Patient Services Coordinator2,500,000 IQD
Patient Services Director3,200,000 IQD
Patient Sitter1,380,000 IQD
Pediatrician5,070,000 IQD
Perfusionist5,280,000 IQD
Periodontist5,830,000 IQD
Perioperative Aide2,140,000 IQD
Personal Support Worker1,310,000 IQD
Phlebotomist1,280,000 IQD
Physical Therapist3,400,000 IQD
Physical Therapy Aide1,480,000 IQD
Physical Therapy Assistant1,480,000 IQD
Physical Therapy Director3,940,000 IQD
Physician5,070,000 IQD
Physician - Anesthesiology7,370,000 IQD
Physician - Cardiology7,920,000 IQD
Physician - CCU4,500,000 IQD
Physician - Dermatology6,370,000 IQD
Physician - Emergency Room4,800,000 IQD
Physician - Endocrinology6,150,000 IQD
Physician - Family Practice4,290,000 IQD
Physician - Gastroenterology5,830,000 IQD
Physician - Generalist4,690,000 IQD
Physician - Geriatrics4,060,000 IQD
Physician - Hematology / Oncology5,700,000 IQD
Physician - Immunology / Allergy6,550,000 IQD
Physician - Infectious Disease5,610,000 IQD
Physician - Internal Medicine6,860,000 IQD
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine5,500,000 IQD
Physician - Nephrology6,760,000 IQD
Physician - Neurology6,780,000 IQD
Physician - Nuclear Medicine5,770,000 IQD
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology6,120,000 IQD
Physician - Occupational Medicine4,750,000 IQD
Physician - Ophthalmology4,050,000 IQD
Physician - Otolaryngology3,810,000 IQD
Physician - Pain Medicine3,570,000 IQD
Physician - Pathology4,550,000 IQD
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology5,640,000 IQD
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology5,400,000 IQD
Physician - Pediatrics4,900,000 IQD
Physician - Physiatry5,360,000 IQD
Physician - Podiatry4,930,000 IQD
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine3,910,000 IQD
Physician - Radiation Therapy6,430,000 IQD
Physician - Radiology6,450,000 IQD
Physician - Rheumatology5,710,000 IQD
Physician - Sports Medicine5,670,000 IQD
Physician - Urology7,360,000 IQD
Physician Assistant3,450,000 IQD
Physiotherapist3,860,000 IQD
Podiatrist4,100,000 IQD
Practice Manager4,070,000 IQD
Pre Authorization Case Manager2,430,000 IQD
Preventive Medicine Physician4,870,000 IQD
Program Coordinator1,020,000 IQD
Project Manager2,630,000 IQD
Prosthetist4,030,000 IQD
Prosthodontist6,190,000 IQD
Psychiatric Nurse1,660,000 IQD
Psychiatric Technician1,600,000 IQD
Psychiatrist5,430,000 IQD
Psychololgist5,720,000 IQD
Psychometrician4,920,000 IQD
Psychometrist2,810,000 IQD
Public Health Analyst3,830,000 IQD
Public Health Social Worker1,060,000 IQD
Public Health Specialist3,850,000 IQD
Quality Assurance Manager2,890,000 IQD
Radiation Therapist5,900,000 IQD
Radiation Therapy Technologist2,320,000 IQD
Radiographer3,870,000 IQD
Radiography Technologist2,330,000 IQD
Radiologic Technologist2,330,000 IQD
Radiologist5,710,000 IQD
Radiology Manager5,470,000 IQD
Radiology Technologist2,370,000 IQD
Registered Nurse1,680,000 IQD
Registered Nurse Case Manager2,090,000 IQD
Registered Respiratory Therapist3,420,000 IQD
Rehabilitation Director4,680,000 IQD
Rehabilitation Services Manager5,230,000 IQD
Respiratory Care Practitioner4,520,000 IQD
Respiratory Manager3,460,000 IQD
Respiratory Therapist3,360,000 IQD
Respiratory Therapy Technician2,000,000 IQD
School Nurse1,490,000 IQD
Skin Care Specialist3,070,000 IQD
Sonographer2,320,000 IQD
Sonography Technologist2,380,000 IQD
Speech and Language Pathologist3,630,000 IQD
Staff Nurse1,620,000 IQD
Surgeon6,780,000 IQD
Surgeon - Burn6,530,000 IQD
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic9,000,000 IQD
Surgeon - Heart Transplant9,850,000 IQD
Surgeon - Neurology8,510,000 IQD
Surgeon - Orthopedic9,630,000 IQD
Surgeon - Pediatric7,730,000 IQD
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive9,000,000 IQD
Surgeon - Trauma7,220,000 IQD
Surgical Assistant2,280,000 IQD
Surgical Instrument Techncian2,120,000 IQD
Surgical Technologist2,170,000 IQD
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager2,450,000 IQD
Theatre Manager2,770,000 IQD
Treatment Services Director5,810,000 IQD
Ultrasonographer1,860,000 IQD
Ultrasound Technologist1,860,000 IQD
Urologist7,190,000 IQD
Utilization Review Nurse1,770,000 IQD
Vascular Technologist1,650,000 IQD
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist3,470,000 IQD
Ward Manager3,080,000 IQD
Wellness Coordinator2,090,000 IQD
X-Ray Technologist2,280,000 IQD

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Iraq

Median and salary distribution monthly Iraq Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Iraq range from 640,000 IQD per month (minimum average salary) to 9,150,000 IQD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,240,000 IQD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 3,240,000 IQD while the other half are earning more than 3,240,000 IQD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 1,750,000 IQD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,750,000 IQD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 6,570,000 IQD while 25% are earning more than 6,570,000 IQD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Iraq costs anywhere from 10,200,000 Iraqi Dinar(s) to 30,700,000 Iraqi Dinar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Iraq Health and Medical
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Iraq who work in Health and Medical earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,330,000 IQD
Female-14%
2,850,000 IQD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Iraq for all Careers

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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Iraq

How much are annual salary increments in Iraq for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Iraq are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Iraq Health and Medical
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Iraq / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Iraq is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Iraq for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Iraq

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Iraq Health and Medical
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Health and Medical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

48% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
52%
No Bonus
48%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Iraq


17,700 IQD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Iraq is 17,700 IQD. This means that the average person in Iraq earns approximately 17,700 IQD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Iraq
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Al-Basrah3,460,000 IQD
Al-Mawsil2,930,000 IQD
An-Najaf3,330,000 IQD
Baghdad3,570,000 IQD
Irbil3,180,000 IQD
Kirkuk3,070,000 IQD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Iraq earn 15% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,920,000 IQD
Public Sector+15%
2,200,000 IQD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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